If you want to enhance the appearance of your smile or you have problems with your bite, you may have considered dental implants. While most dental implant patients enjoy an event-free recovery, those with diabetes may be at risk for implant failure. If you have diabetes, especially poorly managed or long-standing diabetes, discuss your concerns with your implant dentist prior to your procedure. Here are some ways that diabetes can heighten your risk for implant failure and what you can do about them.
If you have diabetes, then you probably see your physician on a regular basis for blood glucose monitoring and other diabetes-related testing. It is also important to you see your dentist regularly for oral examinations. Diabetes not only raises the risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, poor circulation, and renal disease, but it can also cause problems with your oral cavity. Here are some reasons to see your dentist regularly if you have diabetes.
Having dental anxiety or phobia is surprisingly common. If you feel nervous about seeing a dentist, or your anxiety is so high that you'd called it outright fear, that doesn't mean that you should avoid seeing the dentist. Your teeth still need regular care in order to be healthy. However, you also don't need to be terrified of going through the experience in fear the entire time. Here's why you should expect help when you're going through this situation.
If you're getting ready to have dental veneers placed on your teeth, you likely have many questions regarding what will happen after the procedure is finished. Here are some common questions that people new to dental veneers have shortly after getting them.
How Long Will Your Teeth Be Sensitive?
You may notice that drinking or eating cold and hot beverages will make your teeth feel overly sensitive after getting veneers. This is a problem that is completely normal; it's due to the layer of enamel that is removed from your teeth to make the veneers fit properly.
One of the milestones in your child's young life takes place when he or she begins to lose baby teeth, and another milestone quickly follows when your child's adult teeth slowly start to come in. This is likely a cause for celebration in your home, but it is also an opportunity to go over some points with your child—getting help from a pediatric dentist, if necessary—to prevent dental issues with these new teeth.